A biomimetic ranking system for energy constrained mobile wireless sensor networks

by Markham, A.; Wilkinson, A.
Abstract:
Routing in highly mobile, energy constrained wireless networks remains an open research area. The majority of energy aware protocols are designed for stationary networks, and conversely, mobile ad hoc protocols rarely incorporate information about node energy. Obtaining global information about energy distribution across the network is wasteful of scarce resources, so we introduce a ranking system based on social dominance hierarchies found in nature. The Adaptive Social Hierarchy (ASH) is a simple means of assessing node rank, utilizing only local information. Both single-copy and multi-copy routing protocols using our ranking system are presented. As an application, we consider equipping a wide variety of wild animals with wireless collars. We also show how a simple cross-layer protocol can be constructed which further conserves energy of low level nodes.
Reference:
A biomimetic ranking system for energy constrained mobile wireless sensor networks (Markham, A.; Wilkinson, A.), In Southern African Telecommunications, Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), Mauritius, 2007.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{markham2007biomimetic,
  Title                    = {A biomimetic ranking system for energy constrained mobile wireless sensor networks},
  Author                   = {Markham, A. and Wilkinson, A.},
  Journal                  = {Southern African Telecommunications, Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), Mauritius},
  Year                     = {2007},
  Pages                    = {9--13},

  Abstract                 = {Routing in highly mobile, energy constrained wireless networks remains an open research area. The majority of energy aware protocols are designed for stationary networks, and conversely, mobile ad hoc protocols rarely incorporate information about node energy. Obtaining global information about energy distribution across the network is wasteful of scarce resources, so we introduce a ranking system based on social dominance hierarchies found in nature. The Adaptive Social Hierarchy (ASH) is a simple means of assessing node rank, utilizing only local information. Both single-copy and multi-copy routing protocols using our ranking system are presented. As an application, we consider equipping a wide variety of wild animals with wireless collars. We also show how a simple cross-layer protocol can be constructed which further conserves energy of low level nodes.},
  Url                      = {http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/files/2109/Markham_SATNAC_Sept_2007.pdf}
}